Guided tour

Palermo: Markets and Monuments City Center Walking Tour

Activity provider: Cavallaro Fabrizio

Palermo: Markets and Monuments City Center Walking Tour

Activity provider: Cavallaro Fabrizio

From US$ 42.06 per person

Walk through central Palermo on a guided tour of vibrant markets and historical monuments. Experience the sights, smells, and sounds of this bustling Sicilian capital.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Italian
Small group
Limited to 8 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore inside the 12th-century Palermo Cathedral
  • Walk through the famous Capo street market
  • Immerse yourself in the sensations of Palermo's street markets
Full description
Get a feel for the rich history, culture, and architecture of central Palermo on a 3-hour guided walking tour. Your guide will take you to Norman Sicily churches and beautiful palaces, through bustling city squares and famous old street markets. Head first to the Teatro Massimo and learn about Italy’s largest opera house, known for its perfect acoustics. Then visit the beautiful Palermo Cathedral, dating from the 12th century and part of Unesco ’s list of World Heritage sites. See the Church of the Gesù, one of the most important Baroque churches in Palermo, as well as the Praetorian Palace, an outstanding palace of the 15th century.   Continue to Pretoria Square, referred to by locals as the “square of shame” for the nudity of its fountain statues. You’ll also visit the nearby Bellini Square where you’ll see the Church of San Cataldo and Martorana Church, two more Norman Sicily–era churches and Unesco World Heritage sites.   Along the way, your guide will lead you through the famous Capo street markets. Observe the lively scenes and multitude of smells, textiles, and colorful foods as you weave among the stalls. You can also buy and taste some of the city’s popular street food, including: panelle, crocché, sfincione and arancina The tour ends in the exact center of historic Palermo, the Baroque Villena Square, also known as Quattro Canti (Four Corners). It was built in the early 1600s at the crossing of the two most prominent streets in Palermo: Corso Vittorio Emanuele and Via Maqueda.
Includes
  • Professional guide
  • Entrance to the Palermo Cathedral
  • Pickup option close to the port for cruise passengers
  • Entrance fees to monuments and museums
  • Food and drinks

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Meeting point

Piazza Olivella, in front of the entrance to the Regional Archeological Museum Antonio Salinas

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Snacks
  • Water
  • Comfortable clothes

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • A dress code is required to visit the cathedral. Men cannot wear shorts, and tank tops. Bermudas and T-shirts are allowed
  • Women cannot wear shorts, miniskirts, and tops. Bermuda shorts and T-shirts are allowed
  • At the entrance of the cathedral, you can buy a light jacket (1€) to cover your shoulders and legs
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 136 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Service
    4.8/5

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Fabrizio shared a lot of interesting information about Sicilian history and the monuments visited, he was definitely a great guide! The only flaw is the fact that we only saw all the monuments from the outside, we didn't even enter the cathedral even though the entrance was included in the ticket. Otherwise it was a very visually appealing tour

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April 18, 2022

Fabrizio is a great tour guide! We had a lot of fun and learned a lot. He told us some interesting facts and fun stories! Palermo is absolutely beautiful and getting a tour helped us understand the history of the city better, it wouldn't be the same experience without Fabrizio! :)

March 16, 2022

Fabrizio turned out to be a very prepared and competent guide, by taking this walk with him we immersed ourselves in the historical Palermo and in addition to telling us about the cultural part of the city he also introduced us to their cultural traditions. I absolutely recommend this guide because it will remain an excellent memory of Palermo.

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November 8, 2021

Product ID: 209697